Destination XL Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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David A. Levin
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Decent for Resume Growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Offer insurance. Monthly newsletters. Decent pay for the retail industry. Customers tend to be genuinely decent people and the selling structure promotes interactions that lead to interesting conversations.

    Cons

    Every position is a sales position, and upper-management are often reminding you. Upper-management are too focused on the growth of the company, and not enough on keeping older stores up-to-date. Sales are lost because of out-of-date equipment, marketing, and merchandise.

    Advice to Management

    A "Universe"-based selling strategy is great if you keep the technology in your stores up-to-date. Open up communication between the individual store and upper-management and ask for ideas to increase productivity before rolling out new programs that are time-sucking and make the job harder on associates.


  2. tailor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tailor in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Tailor in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Destination XL part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I work 13 hours a week and I need another part time to help me with my bill.

    Cons

    I m available at second part time 3 days a week


  3. General Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Stock Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Stock Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Destination XL (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will have some of the kindest customers that you will encounter.

    Cons

    Management lacks communication and are really quite incompetent.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Short Time Employed

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Guest Service Assistant in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Guest Service Assistant in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at Destination XL part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Been there almost two months as a GSA and genuinely enjoy the work. Some customers are annoying and my manager is a little racist but It's not a bad gig altogether.

    Cons

    Some customers are a little extra and I was not given any kind of training as far as how to sell. It's really just a customer to customer kind of thing.

    Advice to Management

    Aim a little higher as far as who you hire to run your higher volume stores, and you should pay them more because no one wants that job right now and I can see why.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Under appreciated

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GSA
    Former Employee - GSA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Destination XL part-time

    Pros

    Satisfied feeling making people feel good about themselves.

    Cons

    The best salespeople, managers, and other employees were only the best because they brought skills and knowledge from OUTSIDE DXL. No training, terrible coworkers, bad company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Key holder

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Ingleside, IL
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Ingleside, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Destination XL part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meet a lot a pro football players and got a good amount of job offers...

    Cons

    Low pay, bad commission rates, left alone for hours, got a promotion but didn't see the pay up grade for 3 mouths.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your teams.


  8. key

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Orlando, FL
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great vision for the company.

    Cons

    Upper management shows favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your lower management better.


  9. Decent people, good culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shrewsbury, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shrewsbury, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Destination XL (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally a good place to work. Decent work/life balance that lets you enjoy your private life.

    Cons

    Little communication between departments making it difficult sometimes to know what other areas ar doing

    Advice to Management

    Keep everyone informed. People i think like it there. The short Friday schedule is great for employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    Salesperson

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time

    Pros

    great coworkers and customers. Compost really serves a niche market and it's great to be able to help guys who otherwise cannot find clothes.

    Cons

    where to start? Low commission that will not be raised. Low hourly wage that will also not be raised. Regional manager out of touch with employees and salespersons. Expected to work 4 hour shifts frequently. Not very family oriented. Benefits suck.

    Advice to Management

    you are big on taking care of the customers but you need to be a bit better on taking care of your employees. We all have families and it's hard to stay with this company when I can barely afford to feed mine. You need to change the culture within your corporate structure to one that values its employees instead of simply seeing them as a means to an end.


  11. No appreciation

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy hours No heavy manual labor

    Cons

    Commission Product selection prices Management Being left alone with no business Fighting other coworkers for a sale

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider the pay scale and product selection for marketing .



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